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Publications from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes We Treat You (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.


  • Released: September 10, 2001
    Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends ways to improve training opportunities and help health professionals screen, diagnose, treat, and refer victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Released: May 01, 2001
    To advance its work, a subcommittee of QHCA, the Subcommittee on Building the 21st Century Health System, used the micro-systems study as an opportunity to use the empirical findings from structured interviews to guide its deliberations and to increase its understanding of exemplary health care delivery systems.
  • Released: January 01,
    This book looks at worker safety in the changing workplace and the challenge of ensuring a supply of top-notch occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. Recommendations are addressed to federal and state agencies, OSH organizations, educational institutions, employers, unions, and other stakeholders.
  • Released: January 01,
    This 16-page booklet summarizes the findings from the 1997 report, Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life, for the lay reader.
  • Released: January 01,
    Interpreting the Volume-Outcome Relationship in the Context of Health Care Quality is a summary of a workshop and two background papers: a cross-disciplinary systematic review of the published research literature and a synthesis of the policy relevant literature
  • Released: February 01, 1999
    In November, 1997, The Institute of Medicine convened a one-day conference to explore areas for potential collaboration to improve quality among competing health plans consistent with antitrust and other legal requirements. The conference was convened to clarify the limits of such potential activities and to explore ways to stimulate collaboration; in short, to explore permissible and promising areas for collaboration for competing health plans.
  • Released: January 01, 1999
  • Released: February 01, 1998
    The statement that follows first describes quality of care based on the IOM's 1990 definition and then outlines the burden of harm from poor quality. It then describes major approaches to and recent advances in quality measurement. Finally, it describes some of the challenges facing this field.
  • Released: January 01, 1998
    The National Roundtable on Health Care Quality, convened by the Institute of Medicine, a component of the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, comprised 20 representatives of the private and public sectors, practicing medicine and nursing, representing academia, business, consumer advocacy, and the health media, and including the heads of federal health programs. The roundtable met 6 times between February 1996 and January 1998. It explored ongoing, rapid changes in health care and the implications of these changes for the quality of health and health care in the United States.
  • Released: January 01, 1997
    Most industries have plunged into data automation, but health care organizations have lagged in moving patients' medical records from paper to computers. In its first edition (1991), this book presented a blueprint for introducing the computer-based patient record (CPR). The revised edition adds new information to the original book.
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